Review: Undecided by Julianna Keyes

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UNDECIDED is a new adult romance with unforgettable characters, especially Crosbie Lucas. It also delivers all the feels, everything I’m looking for in a new adult story.

Nora is a wonderful heroine. I totally sympathize with her, as she wanted to turn over a new leaf in the new schoolyear. It’s hard going the straight and narrow, and I applaud her for her efforts and her real desire to change in order to secure her future. While I like Nora, I totally love Crosbie! He comes across as cocky and a total manwhore, but as Nora delves deeper, we see a Crosbie with flaws and who wants something more than sex with a different girl every night. I love Crosbie because he’s sweet and he’s not afraid to show his vulnerability to Nora. I love their banter as they joke around; super funny! The both of them are also sweet and so hot together. I love how Crosbie draws her out, and how they bonded over the Ikea bed.

The conflict was believable; if Crosbie hadn’t become important to Nora, she could’ve just confessed the secret and that would be it. But because Crosbie had wormed his way into her heart, then she feared the consequences of the confession, as well as the effect on Crosbie. This also became the catalyst for both of them to decide just how important the other is to him/her. One point for the author is that she didn’t drag out the separation, though there was just enough time for them both to reflect on their situation.

While the title is UNDECIDED and the cover features two guys (and Nora was caught between two guys in the sense that the conflict involved Crosbie’s best friend), however, this is not a love triangle story. Rather, the title also refers to Nora’s being undecided over her major, which is a normal occurrence for young adults who had no idea yet what they wanted to do in life.

One of the best NA books I’ve read, UNDECIDED is definitely a must read. Super sweet hero, strong relatable heroine and sweet, steamy romance. What else do you need?

Rating: 5 stars

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Summary:

Nora Kincaid has one goal for her second year of college: be invisible. Last year’s all-party-no-study strategy resulted in three failed classes and two criminal charges, and if she messes up again she’ll lose her scholarship. But there’s one problem with her plan for invisibility, and his name is Crosbie Lucas: infamous party king, general hellraiser…and her new roommate’s best friend.

Crosbie’s reckless reputation and well-known sexcapades aren’t part of Nora’s studious new strategy, but as she’s quickly learning, her new plan is also really boring. When Crosbie’s unexpected gestures of friendship pull her head out of her books long enough to see past his cocky veneer, she’s surprised to find a flawed and funny guy beneath it all. The muscles don’t hurt, either.

But as Nora starts to fall for Crosbie, the weight of one of last year’s bad decisions grows even heavier. Because three failing grades and two misdemeanors are nothing compared to the one big secret she’s hiding…

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